As For Me...
So we went to the new RE yesterday and we loved him!! I'm so relieved. It's a drive to get to him, but he seems to genuinely care, and is going to work with us to get tests and stuff done in our town so we don't always have to travel to him.
So here's where it gets interesting. He gave me an u/s yesterday, at CD10. I had 3 follicles (anyone know if that's a good number?) and they were only about 7mm. So according to him, I probably won't ovulate until CD16 or CD17.
I was surprised! Even though every cycle is different, I thought I was pretty much ovulating around CD14, based on my temps. He said that he sees a lot of women who think they're ovulating earlier than they are because their temp rises. He said that temp rise is really not that reliable because it just tells you that your progesterone has risen, and it's harder to pinpoint the exact O day.
Hmmm....if that's the case, then no wonder we missed it last month!
According to this doc (and also to the previous bad doc) the OPKs are the way to go. (As long as you are actually getting positives at some point.) I'm getting another u/s on Tuesday, and then he's going to help us with an insemination strategy. But he told us that, generally, his insemination strategy for ICI w/ frozen sperm is as follows:
1. Test OPKs with FMU. (Not all day, like I usually do. LOL!)
2. When OPK goes +, do the first insem that night.
3. Do the second insem 24 hours later.
We're going to listen to him this month because, well, why not? LOL He's been doing this for over 30 years, and is apparently a well-known RE in NYC. And we liked him.
So, here's one more interesting thing I thought I would mention. He wants me to get some blood work done to make sure I don't have a LPD, which he defines as less than 10 days. (It doesn't look like I have one, but just in case.)
Anyway, he said that he does NOT prescribe progesterone. He says that a LPD is the result of a "follicular phase defect" and that in order to fix the problem, you have to fix it in the follicular phase. How does he fix it? Clomid. Interesting... huh?
I'm not sure what I think about all that, but I'm not worrying about it. THIS IS MY MONTH, GIRLS!! You know how they estimate your due date by the first day of your last period? Well, that makes me 11 days pregnant.